Byron Sigcho Lopez talks to the media at a campaign party in Pilsen Tuesday night. Mauricio Peña/Block Club Chicago

Fierce Solis Critic Byron Sigcho Lopez Wins Seat To Become 25th Ward’s First New Alderman In Two Decades

In a high-stakes, contentious race, the community organizer landed 54.3 percent of the vote over challenger Alex Acevedo.

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Candyality To Close Andersonville Shop, Consolidate Into Lakeview Location To ‘Survive’ Coronavirus

Candyality is at least the fourth Andersonville small business to close due to the coronavirus.

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Grief Camp Helps Chicago Kids Find Community, Heal From Trauma After Losing Loved Ones To Violence

Camp Sheilah was started by Kevin Doyle, who was a teenager when his mother was murdered in a 1993 robbery in Palos Park. It helps kids heal while remembering their lost loved ones.

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West Side Group Wins $300,000 Grant For Program That Helps Young Men At Risk Of Violence Become Local Leaders

The grant will allow MAAFA Redemption Project to rehab a building to house more men in the program, which provides job training, counseling and mentorship.